Remembering cyx, the gifted player who helped revitalise German CS

Fatih "⁠gob b⁠" Dayik shares some memories of his time with Antonio "⁠cyx⁠" Daniloski, who lost his life nine years ago today.

gob b recalls the moment he learned that cyx had died like it was yesterday. He had just arrived in Shanghai, where mousesports were due to play at the IEM5 Global Challenge, when he received a phone call revealing that his teammate and longtime friend had tragically lost his life in a car accident while returning home from Frankfurt Airport after missing his flight.

cyx died in a car accident on July 28, 2010

"I can still remember how I felt," gob b says. "Kapio told me I was getting really pale, like I had seen a ghost. I was like, ‘Are you joking?’. I knew that was not the kind of joke one would make, but that was my first reaction. I could not say anything, I did not say anything to the boys. I could not even tell them. I was absolutely in shock."

He was not the only one. The entire community was in mourning at the death of one of the most promising players in Europe. He had been competing at the top for only three years, yet he had already made his mark on the game with his incredible talent and versatility, his competitive spirit and affable personality also leaving no-one indifferent.

cyx was already a rising star by the time he joined mousesports, in July 2007. After playing for some lower-tier German teams, neXus and endeffect, he earned his breakthrough at the beginning of 2007 with 360eSports, linking up gob b, who would remain a teammate and a close friend until the end. "He was like a brother to me," the BIG player says. "He still is and always will be. We had a lot in common, we shared the same birthday and had this totally random stuff that connected us more."

In his first challenge at the top, cyx immediately made his presence felt as he helped the team to secure an unlikely qualification for the ESL Pro Series Germany Season X Finals with an impressive 9-2-2 record, earning the title of rookie of the season.

That summer, mousesports came knocking. An early exit at ESWC 2007 had proved to be the final straw for the German powerhouse, who had failed to replicate ALTERNATE aTTaX's 2006 success even after signing three players who had been part of that team, Tim "⁠silver⁠" Hochgrebe, Manuel "⁠Tixo⁠" Makohl and Navid "⁠Kapio⁠" Javadi. gob b was the first player to get picked up by mousesports, with cyx following suit on the current BIG captain's recommendation.

"They were thinking about other players, and I was like: 'You guys are crazy. You need to take him [cyx]. He will be one of the biggest talents in Germany, for sure'," gob b recalls. "When mousesports first approached me, I declined, because I still wanted to play with the team. Then, there was the chance to get cyx as well, and I thought it could be a really good team and that it could be cool if two new young guns joined the experienced players. The combination was really good. I had a big role in him joining mousesports."

During the first six months, things did not go as smoothly as the team would have wanted. They finished in third place at NGL One Season 3 and fourth at Season 4, while domestically, they could not take the EPS title off ALTERNATE aTTaX, who continued to rely on carry performances from star player Roman "⁠roman⁠" Ausserdorfer. With deep-rooted issues in terms of leadership and style, mousesports were hardly regarded as a title contender heading into the IEM Season 2 World Championship, in Hannover.

mousesports after winning the IEM II World Championship

And then the unthinkable happened. After topping their group in convincing fashion, mousesports once again fell to ALTERNATE aTTaX, but then made a great run in the lower bracket, defeating SK and exacting revenge on roman’s side to set up a final clash against e-STRO. Coming from the upper bracket, the South Korean team, boasting an in-form Keun-Chul "⁠solo⁠" Kang, required just one map to secure the trophy, but mousesports were in control throughout and won both maps without hassle. The German team had defied the odds to record their biggest achievement at the time, one that no-one would have believed possible; not even mousesports’ own players.

"We had big problems back in the day," gob b says. "At NGL One, Kapio was calling and it was horrible, it did not work out. We then asked: ‘The biggest tournament is coming, IEM, in one week. What do we do?’

"We came close to splitting up, but I said: ‘I will just counter-strat everyone, we will not have any strats. I will go through every opponent and just anti-strat them. That was how we won the tournament. We never expected that, we did not feel ready at all."

That unlikely title marked the beginning of a fantastic year for mousesports, who would also win IEM Dubai and place second at GameGune and at the World eSports Masters (WEM). Individual accolades also continued to go cyx’s way as he was named the MVP of EPS Season 11, the first of five domestic league titles that he would win with the team.

mousesports hit a rough patch of form in 2009, only winning the lower-tiered GameGune and the underwhelming four-team IEM IV Global Challenge at Gamescom in addition to two EPS seasons. The Germans began 2010 with a bang, bringing in roman to finally assemble the dream team that fans had wanted to see for years, and the move immediately paid off: they won the IEM IV European Championship Finals, in Cologne, beating KerchNET - who would later form Na`Vi -, SK and fnatic in the playoffs after struggling in the gruesome best-of-one group.

With roman on the team, mousesports returned to international glory

It looked like 2010 would be mousesports’ year, but that turned out to be the only international title that the team won. In a year largely dominated by the iconic Na`Vi roster, mouz would come close to winning a second international trophy only at Arbalet Dallas (curiously, the final event with the full line-up), where they were defeated by the Ukrainians in the tournament decider after two close maps.

Even in Na`Vi's prime, mousesports were always a thorn in the side of the Ukrainians, who won the matches between the two teams by narrow margins. This has led many to speculate whether gob b's charges would have been the ones to put a stop to Na`Vi’s hegemony had they not lost a key player like cyx in such tragic circumstances.

"It is hard to say, to be honest," gob b says. "We played so many close games against Na`Vi. If we had won one of them maybe we would have been the team that year, but they won those close games and that made them so strong.

"At the time when Toni died, Na`Vi were one or two steps ahead of every other team. It would have been really hard to get there, but I believe we would have had a chance."

Whenever mousesports were able to challenge for international titles, cyx was at the heart of it. "He was absolutely the X factor in most of the rounds," gob b says. "He was the driving force, for sure. And he was always improving." As a hybrid player with impressive rifle control and a flashy AWP – you can read more about his style in a lengthy feature by Duncan "⁠Thorin⁠" Shields here –, cyx was capable of single-handedly turning key rounds in his team’s favour. “He had a really aggressive style but was really smart at the same time," says the BIG captain, who sees in Nikola "⁠NiKo⁠" Kovač some of the traits that cyx possessed. "Not the shooting style, but the way he was as a person, really understandable. He was a really good teammate, and this I could also compare with NiKo. If I had to pick someone else, I would go for Brollan, a really young player with no fear."

Former mousesports CEO Cengiz "django" Tüylü believes that cyx had the necessary ingredients to become one of Counter-Strike's all-time greats, revealing that the player’s career could have easily hit even greater heights as plans were in place to build a star-studded international lineup before the tragic accident occurred.

"He was one of the most skilled CS players at that time in my opinion: sick aim, fearless, crazy good movement, versatile with a lot of weapons and very eager to win," django says. "Antonio was a charismatic, open-hearted, silly, funny guy who managed to make us smile all the time, creating a good atmosphere within the team. He was by far the youngest person in our team, but in terms of skill, CS IQ and attitude one of the most complete players.

"He would have just turned 29 a few days ago, and I am convinced he would still be playing for mousesports together with gob. I think a lot of things would have gone differently.

"What most people don’t know is that Antonio was planning to team up with NEO and TaZ under the mouz banner before that accident happened. Who knows what would have happened.

"Toni's legacy is undeniable, he will always be remembered. I am really happy that our community has not forgotten about him."

cyx's death left mousesports with a hole that was simply impossible to fill, and it would take almost seven years for the organisation to contend for big trophies in the game again. The team pulled out of all international LAN tournaments for the remainder of 2010, having one final go at the EPS Germany Season XVII Finals, which they won with Christian "⁠Blizzard⁠" Chmiel as a stand-in.

fnatic's players wearing black armbands In Shanghai in cyx's honour

That turned out to be gob b’s final event with the team as he would step down to reunite with his friends from Frankfurt, having fallen out of love for the game after the death of his friend, with Kapio also following him out the exit door before the end of the year.

"It was horrible," gob b explains. "I did not want to play at all, but I knew I had the duty and the responsibility for the fans, for myself and for the whole organisation to keep it going, but I really did not want to keep playing anymore. I just wanted to get it over with.

"In the end, Blizzard was standing in, and whoever knows him knows that he is like the coolest guy ever and so funny, and it was so cool to play with him. We felt like a team again, which was really important.

"As I remember, I played really well and I was really emotional because it was the first victory without cyx. It was important for me and for fans, even though I really felt like shit and I did not want to play.

"It was not only about me, it was also about the fans and the legacy."

As we discuss cyx's impact on the game, I bring up the age-old debate over whether he topped the list of the finest German Counter-Strike players in history over roman. "I think he was the best German player," gob b says. "Roman was also really, really good, but I feel that Toni was a little bit better. But it is hard to say. I would put them both up there. Overall, I would say that Toni was a top five player in 1.6, for sure." The BIG captain also believes that, if cyx were to start his career today, he would quickly become a fan favourite and an international sensation. “He would be a little bit like s1mple in the sense that he would have a lot of highlight clips on Reddit. In every game he would have at least one crazy round.”

Nine years after his death, cyx remains in the hearts of Counter-Strike fans all over the world, memories of his heroics also still fresh in the minds of many top players - a clear sign of how extraordinarily respected he was by his peers. Throughout his career, he brought a splash of colour to German Counter-Strike and helped mousesports to some of the biggest successes in the organisation’s history. For all that, he should become the first player to be inducted into the ESL Hall of Fame posthumously.

"I think he deserves it," gob b says when asked about a potential induction. "He gave everything for the game and loved it very much. He was the most talented player I have played with. He played for a short period of time but is still remembered. So I guess his legacy lives in us.

"Over the years, when I see players post stuff on social media, like pasha and the other ex-Virtus.pro players, it warms my heart and makes me really happy that they keep thinking about him.

"He deserves not to be forgotten."

United Kingdom Duncan 'Thorin' Shields
Duncan 'Thorin' Shields
Age:
-
Team:
No team
Rating 1.0:
0.00
Maps played:
0
KPR:
0.00
DPR:
0.00
APR:
0.00
Germany Antonio 'cyx' Daniloski
Antonio 'cyx' Daniloski
Age:
-
Team:
No team
Rating 1.0:
0.00
Maps played:
0
KPR:
0.00
DPR:
0.00
APR:
0.00
Germany Fatih 'gob b' Dayik
Fatih 'gob b' Dayik
Age:
33
Team:
No team
Rating 1.0:
0.85
Maps played:
975
KPR:
0.56
DPR:
0.67
APR:
0.13
Germany Manuel 'Tixo' Makohl
Manuel 'Tixo' Makohl
Age:
-
Team:
No team
Rating 1.0:
0.77
Maps played:
42
KPR:
0.56
DPR:
0.76
APR:
0.12
Germany Navid 'Kapio' Javadi
Navid 'Kapio' Javadi
Age:
-
Team:
Rating 1.0:
0.00
Maps played:
0
KPR:
0.00
DPR:
0.00
APR:
0.00
Germany Christian 'Blizzard' Chmiel
Christian 'Blizzard' Chmiel
Age:
-
Team:
No team
Rating 1.0:
0.00
Maps played:
0
KPR:
0.00
DPR:
0.00
APR:
0.00
Germany Tim 'silver' Hochgrebe
Tim 'silver' Hochgrebe
Age:
-
Team:
No team
Rating 1.0:
0.00
Maps played:
0
KPR:
0.00
DPR:
0.00
APR:
0.00
Bosnia and Herzegovina Nikola 'NiKo' Kovač
Nikola 'NiKo' Kovač
Age:
23
Team:
Rating 1.0:
1.16
Maps played:
1317
KPR:
0.80
DPR:
0.67
APR:
0.13
Korea Keun-Chul 'solo' Kang
Keun-Chul 'solo' Kang
Age:
32
Team:
No team
Rating 1.0:
0.99
Maps played:
369
KPR:
0.68
DPR:
0.67
APR:
0.12
Germany Roman 'roman' Ausserdorfer
Roman 'roman' Ausserdorfer
Age:
-
Team:
Rating 1.0:
0.00
Maps played:
0
KPR:
0.00
DPR:
0.00
APR:
0.00
F
2019-07-28 15:01
#47
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Netherlands JUNG13
F RIP CYX
2019-07-28 15:05
F
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#164
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Germany cipeaX
F
2019-07-28 15:38
#230
TaZ | 
China GOD742
F
2019-07-28 17:06
#252
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Albania 9898
F
2019-07-28 17:32
#262
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Faroe Islands Andrykz
F
2019-07-28 17:41
#278
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Germany melungi
F
2019-07-28 18:02
#305
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United States MrFornino
F
2019-07-28 18:37
F
2019-07-28 19:05
F
2019-07-28 19:23
F
2019-07-28 20:47
F
2019-07-28 20:51
#362
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Japan KAMlKAZE
F
2019-07-28 21:36
F
2019-07-28 22:30
#372
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United Kingdom Mumbles!
F
2019-07-28 22:45
#382
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Australia CaZeR01
F
2019-07-28 23:39
F
2019-07-29 00:07
F
2019-07-29 00:22
#393
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Australia FoxxA
F
2019-07-29 00:24
#397
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Netherlands xAlpaka
F
2019-07-29 00:26
F
2019-07-29 01:21
F
2019-08-06 09:17
F
2019-08-14 07:51
#165
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Germany GODsuNny
[*] RIP
2019-07-28 15:38
It was so unfortunate Rest in peace
2019-07-28 15:53
#308
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North America xAriana
F
2019-07-28 18:46
Big F
2019-07-28 20:44
#350
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Brazil Cheddar__
F
2019-07-28 20:47
F
2019-07-29 01:48
#420
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Russia 1oca1
F
2019-07-29 05:59
F
2019-07-30 00:03
that fk is the F for?
2019-08-10 05:29
F
2019-07-30 12:59
#525
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Brazil Corot1nho
F
2019-08-07 06:33
RIP
2019-07-28 15:01
#5
NiKo | 
Turkey leame
rip
2019-07-28 15:01
#8
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Germany brotplayer
The Legend <3
2019-07-28 15:01
rip
2019-07-28 15:01
RIP :(
2019-07-28 15:01
#17
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Iran Shia
Never forget
2019-07-28 15:02
#18
broky | 
Latvia em1^
rip
2019-07-28 15:02
F
2019-07-28 15:02
RIP
2019-07-28 15:02
Legend...
2019-07-28 15:02
F
2019-07-28 15:02
#25
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United States dr01d
RIP cyx :(
2019-07-28 15:02
(*) :'( R.I.P.
2019-07-28 15:02
F
2019-07-28 15:02
rip
2019-07-28 15:02
rip :(
2019-07-28 15:02
rip
2019-07-28 15:02
#31
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Dominican Republic Okieant33
To this day, fRoD says cyx was one of the most talented players he ever played against. True RIP
2019-07-28 15:02
Rip Legend
2019-07-28 15:02
I remember being shocked to shit when I read the news for the first time, so sad. RIP dude, always a legend in our hearts.
2019-07-28 15:02
i remember some people un hltv were joking about he had lost his flight and an hour later, everyone were shocked about the news.
2019-07-28 15:50
Cool. I mean not cool but in a way..
2019-07-28 16:37
#267
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Faroe Islands Andrykz
wait, hltv users been rude even back then ?
2019-07-28 17:47
nothing rude about that, they didnt know what really happened just joking
2019-07-28 17:55
#359
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Faroe Islands Andrykz
oh okay, thanks <3
2019-07-28 21:18
oh yeah I remember that, it was pretty surprising when the news came out, but I guess I was too young back then for it to really be a big shock
2019-08-10 21:32
F
2019-07-28 15:02
+1 F RIP
2019-07-28 15:03
GOD F
2019-07-28 15:03
#38
shox | 
France DrKira
F
2019-07-28 15:03
Rest in peace
2019-07-28 15:03
Rip
2019-07-28 15:03
F
2019-07-28 15:03
#42
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China WinnerZ
rip
2019-07-28 15:03
#43
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Australia krittyx
GOAT
2019-07-28 15:03
#44
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Norway k3ron
Rest in Peace The Legend
2019-07-28 15:04
F
2019-07-28 15:04
Wasn't around to see him play, Rip
2019-07-28 15:04
F
2019-07-28 15:05
rip [*]
2019-07-28 15:05
REST IN PEACE
2019-07-28 15:05
F
2019-07-28 15:05
Very tragic. His influence lives on.
2019-07-28 15:06
RIP GERMAN LEGEND #restinpeace
2019-07-28 15:06
#55
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Saudi Arabia Xpicyy
R.I.P LEGEND
2019-07-28 15:06
#57
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Slovakia Adejis
F
2019-07-28 15:07
F
2019-07-28 15:07
#59
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Liechtenstein preimz
respect
2019-07-28 15:07
RIP
2019-07-28 15:07
i create thread about cyx, but you admins delete :( why?
2019-07-28 15:07
#206
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Indonesia Exodd
They wanted to make this article lul
2019-07-28 16:24
yeah... i also think that was the reason :D
2019-07-28 20:05
rip
2019-07-28 15:08
#63
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Poland Hanse
wow honestly never epxected HLTV to make thread that serious big respect
2019-07-28 15:08
RiP
2019-07-28 15:08
#65
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Russia CIS_4_GAYS
Rest in peace
2019-07-28 15:09
#66
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New Zealand rOtten_97
RIP the best player and the Macedonian hero to the gaming community. He truly did revolutionize CS
2019-07-28 15:10
+1
2019-07-28 15:22
Rest in Peace
2019-07-28 15:09
RIP
2019-07-28 15:09
RIP my man!
2019-07-28 15:10
#70
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Russia Roneeee
RIP
2019-07-28 15:10
RIP
2019-07-28 15:10
#73
Xyp9x | 
Europe NiQa
Probably the most talented German player in the history of the game. Definitely up there with Romans, Johny R. and co. RIP.
2019-07-28 15:10
u forgot cLy XDDD
2019-07-28 15:14
#74
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Germany Youngnibba
F
2019-07-28 15:10
rip, great of hltv to post this
2019-07-28 15:10
#76
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World breezy0
wow thanks for this article hltv! <3 cyx never forgotten cyx roman Kapio Tixo gob b best team!
2019-07-28 15:12
#506
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Sweden Zaser5
+1
2019-08-03 21:49
#78
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Russia Astrali5
Rip
2019-07-28 15:11
rip
2019-07-28 15:11
Legends never die. Rest in peace
2019-07-28 15:11
#83
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Brazil vitoBR
F from Brazil .
2019-07-28 15:12
R.I.P. man
2019-07-28 15:12
#86
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Germany Yawro
Gone but not forgotten <3
2019-07-28 15:12
#87
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Hungary Sklytsk
F
2019-07-28 15:12
Rip
2019-07-28 15:13
:( hopefully he will never be forgotten
2019-07-28 15:13
Still wonder what happened to his girlfriend, remember she was in the car too.
2019-07-28 15:13
if my memories are corrrect she survived the crash
2019-07-28 17:33
Yes she did
2019-07-29 03:53
Feel bad for her, she prob has nightmares of that day...
2019-07-28 18:20
#92
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Canada GGNORE33
Rip legend!! HLTV should make something different on his players profile! He deserves some marks of legendary tag!
2019-07-28 15:13
F
2019-07-28 15:14
F
2019-07-28 15:14
May cyx rest in peace.
2019-07-28 15:15
#100
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India letgoboi
mad respect for the guy! R.I.P.
2019-07-28 15:15
Rip
2019-07-28 15:15
#103
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Brazil twisK
F
2019-07-28 15:15
Rip [*]
2019-07-28 15:15
#105
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Germany Vini_1337
F
2019-07-28 15:16
#106
fnx | 
Brazil w001
legend!
2019-07-28 15:16
Rest in peace, legend
2019-07-28 15:16
fucking legend <3
2019-07-28 15:17
#109
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Turkey Acein
F
2019-07-28 15:17
#110
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Germany TaiwazZ
F
2019-07-28 15:17
#114
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Indonesia Maspiyuuu
Big F
2019-07-28 15:18
#117
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Czech Republic Charlie13
Rip
2019-07-28 15:19
F
2019-07-28 15:19
PrayerHands
2019-07-28 15:20
F
2019-07-28 15:20
R.I.P :c
2019-07-28 15:20
#125
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South Africa @FyreCS
The goat!
2019-07-28 15:20
Rip cyx. You are missed.
2019-07-28 15:20
#127
Gux | 
United Kingdom Adward
Rest in peace legend!
2019-07-28 15:21
RiP cyx... F
2019-07-28 15:22
RIP
2019-07-28 15:23
Rest In Peace, cyx. If not for the players like cyx, we wouldn't be here.
2019-07-28 15:24
#132
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Other delmaszm
glad to had a chance to see him play, coulda been up there with f0rest edward neo & co on CSGO RIP man
2019-07-28 15:24
oh man... we are minority in hltv now :/
2019-07-28 23:00
#133
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Romania kr1tex
Rip
2019-07-28 15:24
F
2019-07-28 15:24
RIP
2019-07-28 15:25
RIP
2019-07-28 15:25
#137
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Albania XLN7
My favorite player. RIP Toni
2019-07-28 15:26
Thanks HLTV (gj this week remembering cyx and with the AdreN interview), he keeps living in all 1.6 fans memories. RIP
2019-07-28 15:26
Rest in peace :'(
2019-07-28 15:26
F
2019-07-28 15:27
RIP cyx
2019-07-28 15:27
F
2019-07-28 15:28
rest in peace
2019-07-28 15:29
RIP
2019-07-28 15:29
RIP cyx. Germany would be the best scene right now if he was still alive. I can see an alternate timeline with many major titles and winnings... sad!
2019-07-28 15:29
we dont even know if he wouldve continued his career in cdgo
2019-07-28 17:17
:ccc
2019-07-28 15:30
RIP
2019-07-28 15:30
RIP
2019-07-28 15:31
RIP
2019-07-28 15:32
loord: who is dA-k1nG? f0rest: cyx
2019-07-28 15:32
#545
NEO | 
Poland Antro
Damn, I remember them writing it on chat as if it was yesterday
2019-08-12 02:58
men)))))
2019-08-18 13:48
#155
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Germany enzin
F
2019-07-28 15:33
rip cyx, such a great player he was
2019-07-28 15:33
r.i.p [*]
2019-07-28 15:33
F
2019-07-28 15:35
#161
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Germany BIG2020
Legende <3 RIP
2019-07-28 15:35
rip
2019-07-28 15:37
F cyx was waiting for this article for so long
2019-07-28 15:38
RIP cyx
2019-07-28 15:38
Nostalgia! I remember that time in the cs scene like yesterday coz that was the best time in my life. :) RIP CS KING
2019-07-28 15:41
#169
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Brazil Aloha420
I remember that I used to watch every single mouz matches because of the Duo cyx and gob b. They were incredible, that team for sure would be one of the best (1 Navi 2 MTW 3 mouz) . Sad it was too shorty. May he rest in peace
2019-07-28 15:41
RIP
2019-07-28 15:42
RIP
2019-07-28 15:43
#172
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Malaysia Suno[t]
My condolences. Wow didn't know he was planning to team up with neo and taz. Does that mean it would be the only german in the line-up and he would join frag executor or would gob b join together as well? That would have been sick.
2019-07-28 15:45
#174
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Malaysia Suno[t]
neo taz cyx gob b pasha? insane
2019-07-28 15:46
#175
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Malaysia Suno[t]
or -pasha +loord since cyx was a good awper as well
2019-07-28 15:47
Did he speak polish btw?
2019-07-28 16:39
tbh, i think that would never have happened. i just can't see any reason for neo and taz bringing in a german
2019-08-18 13:50
#564
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Malaysia Suno[t]
at that point they were struggling after pasha replaced luq and the whole dynamic of the team was off. 2010 was one of their worst years for their standards so I think it might have been plausible for them to consider it.
2019-08-18 14:59
#172
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Malaysia Suno[t]
doublepostfail
2019-07-28 15:46
#176
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Australia vamped
Good read. That mousesports movie brings back memories holy shit. I have it on an old hard drive somewhere
2019-07-28 15:49
#177
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Greenland kinley377
R.I.P
2019-07-28 15:50
Really sad, RIP legend
2019-07-28 15:51
Legendary player, may he be always remembered, RIP cyx
2019-07-28 15:52
#181
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Finland k6s
F
2019-07-28 15:52
Man, dem feels again... RIP legend u will never be forgotten. Pour some liquor on the ground
2019-07-28 15:55
f
2019-07-28 15:56
F (
2019-07-28 15:58
#188
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Netherlands Boutdis
F man so sad
2019-07-28 15:58
You will be always in our hearts <3
2019-07-28 16:00
F
2019-07-28 16:03
#192
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Singapore FallBlade
FeelsBadMan
2019-07-28 16:05
#193
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Norway BodySewer
SoSad ;-;
2019-07-28 16:07
who
2019-07-28 16:09
#195
walle | 
Germany RidN
RIP
2019-07-28 16:10
F from Brazil!!!
2019-07-28 16:10
F :(
2019-07-28 16:12
rip
2019-07-28 16:13
Gj rip
2019-07-28 16:13
RiP.
2019-07-28 16:19
#203
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Slovakia TatKo
rip cyx
2019-07-28 16:22
RIP
2019-07-28 16:22
<3
2019-07-28 16:23
Legend . F.
2019-07-28 16:28
#209
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India Noobdian
R.I.P Cyx A legend
2019-07-28 16:30
If you could compare him to someone playing today, who would he be closest to?
2019-07-28 16:31
niko imo
2019-07-28 16:41
nex in his prime
2019-07-28 17:15
#373
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Germany GODsuNny
Na nex dont use awp NiKo for sure
2019-07-28 22:48
I would say he would be like an zywoo of his era
2019-08-05 00:58
TabseN in PGL Krakow.
2019-08-10 05:35
<3 cyx
2019-07-28 16:31
#212
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Brazil oldStar
RIP :'(
2019-07-28 16:34
Rip =(
2019-07-28 16:35
#214
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France Uexo
F
2019-07-28 16:36
F
2019-07-28 16:38
RIP
2019-07-28 16:42
F
2019-07-28 16:43
Rip
2019-07-28 16:44
F
2019-07-28 16:44
Never forget
2019-07-28 16:52
#225
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France t3r4byt3
never got to see him play, RIP
2019-07-28 16:56
cyx was such an amazing player. If only he played in the scene today he would be top 10 for sure
2019-07-28 16:57
I hate to see the "Ifs".. and no.
2019-07-28 17:29
U dont know that..
2019-07-28 18:23
I said if because he passed away. What else do you want me to say
2019-07-29 03:25
Saddest day in cs history
2019-07-28 16:57
RIP I remember watching some his matches Now MIBR never beated big
2019-07-28 17:03
I remember this, gosh im old
2019-07-28 17:05
rip
2019-07-28 17:07
I never saw him play but BIG F
2019-07-28 17:09
omg its 9years already...sad :(
2019-07-28 17:09
F
2019-07-28 17:12
#237
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Peru cookiesA
I never watched him play, but really if you don't know him and how skilled he was you're living under a rock. Rest in peace.
2019-07-28 17:14
#387
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Russia Astrali5
I was 10 when he died:(
2019-07-29 00:12
My favorite player! Forever! Rip((
2019-07-28 17:14
rip
2019-07-28 17:15
#242
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Australia Chereska
F
2019-07-28 17:17
#244
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Russia anleet
F
2019-07-28 17:22
Miss your flight? Okay no big deal sit down have lunch, don’t run home. This world runs all the time for nothing, most of the time the destination isn’t important
2019-07-28 17:23
+1
2019-07-28 18:25
true, man
2019-07-29 22:01
RIP LEGEND!
2019-07-28 17:31
#251
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Romania b0jack
F
2019-07-28 17:31
RIP :(
2019-07-28 17:35
RIP
2019-07-28 17:37
F
2019-07-28 17:38
F
2019-07-28 17:39
:( miss these days
2019-07-28 17:39
F
2019-07-28 17:40
rip
2019-07-28 17:42
F RIP Legend :(
2019-07-28 17:42
10 years... rip CYX
2019-07-28 17:43
Did you skip math classes in school?9
2019-07-28 17:52
kk sry
2019-07-28 18:00
#268
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United States mmoji
rip legend :(
2019-07-28 17:50
RIP men
2019-07-28 17:51
#271
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Brazil hugoooo
It was shocking... A top 10 player suddenly dead. RIP
2019-07-28 17:54
#273
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Colombia MonstarX
F You'll never forget, The Legend 27
2019-07-28 17:56
#274
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Poland dreamShow
F
2019-07-28 17:58
[*] RiP
2019-07-28 17:59
his death impacts german cs til today, really sad, rip cyx
2019-07-28 18:03
F
2019-07-28 18:04
F
2019-07-28 18:05
Legend <3
2019-07-28 18:09
#284
fisker | 
Turkey anc
I am 30 years old guy, i remember his die like yesterday and still remember how i feel like Fatih. There wasn't stream sites those days, we were connecting to HLTV bots in real server and watching games in there. I was like not missing any mousesports matchs and almost watched all of them. So i remember his style so well. He was so damn good and sneaky player. You would get enjoyed any moment of games not just for cutch or special rounds. After 9 years when i remember him, see his nickname anywhere or watch this video still makes me so sad.. youtube.com/watch?v=-58OYw13EL0 Rest In Peace.
2019-07-28 18:14
F
2019-07-29 17:56
+1. I am 30 and i miss his play style. So aggressive and composed
2019-07-30 01:34
F
2019-07-28 18:13
#286
arT | 
Canada ASH1
F
2019-07-28 18:14
i remember the day, so sad :(
2019-07-28 18:15
ffffffffff
2019-07-28 18:15
R.I.P. cyx
2019-07-28 18:20
#295
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Poland Keri0n
<3
2019-07-28 18:20
#298
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Chile Romanosky
A sad day in the CS community. RIP legend.
2019-07-28 18:25
F
2019-07-28 18:33
I still remember the day that I opened hltv.org and saw the news about cyx, stuff outside cs rarely became news at the time, so it was pretty shocking, dude was talented, who knows what it could've been if he lived. RIP
2019-07-28 18:35
+1 my fav player at the time and i was 3 years old into cs. Felt really bad about him :(.. His gf was driving the car when tire ruptured. How unfortunate he might be. First he decided not to go with the team. On the other day he missed his flight. :(
2019-07-30 01:33
This was a really shocking moment for the whole scene RIP
2019-07-28 18:37
RIP cyx, rest easy
2019-07-28 18:39
#307
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Brazil tiberioz
F
2019-07-28 18:44
#309
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North America xAriana
It never ceases to amaze me how easily you can just disappear from life for good, it's scary af rip
2019-07-28 18:47
F
2019-07-28 18:59
#322
jks | 
United States Fule
Respect and may he rest in peace.
2019-07-28 19:18
RIP!
2019-07-28 19:21
#324
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Hungary Nemes
Rest in peace!
2019-07-28 19:21
#327
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Ukraine DIMANOjK
rip
2019-07-28 19:29
#328
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France goulou_0
Respect
2019-07-28 19:41
F
2019-07-28 19:46
F
2019-07-28 20:08
#337
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Argentina Fa7e07
RIP
2019-07-28 20:16
F
2019-07-28 20:20
#340
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Europe Cr3eP_70
Still have a very live memory of running to the screen because Mouz was about to play... Despite the reference to his awp or all-round player, today called "hybrid", it was a true pleasure to see cyx with an AK-47 on his hands... Still remember Spawn and Cyx as the first true one tapper's... The first "big pain" on CS community as everyone saw him as a truly gifted and skilled player. Rip Tony...
2019-07-28 20:23
#341
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United States _Nohj
F
2019-07-28 20:24
#343
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United Kingdom aight_bet
F
2019-07-28 20:30
You'll never be forgotten by the CS community, Antonio; wherever you may be. F
2019-07-28 20:33
RIP Toni
2019-07-28 20:34
RIP legend
2019-07-28 20:46
Legend RIP
2019-07-28 20:51
#356
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Latvia tibr0
legend
2019-07-28 20:56
If only he had waited at the airport or not missed his flight... I remember reading the news back then, mouz started to dominate and this shit happened. It was a big shock in the scene and he will always be remembered as one of the greatest player in this game. I feel so sad for his friends and family :( RIP
2019-07-28 21:08
THIS WAS REAL CS yll FKING millennials rip cyx good memories cs 1.6 FTW!
2019-07-28 21:49
RIP
2019-07-28 22:17
F gone but not forgotten
2019-07-28 22:24
#369
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Switzerland rigoN
R.I.P Legend
2019-07-28 22:38
RIP cyx :-( heart warming to see you guys from all around the world honoring him. He truly ment a lot to the community back then.
2019-07-28 22:38
Sadly i wasnt there yet to see him play. He sounds really kind and talented, judging from gob b's description. Rest in Peace cyx, best wishes to family and friends. You shall not be forgotten in our CS community!
2019-07-28 22:44
F german cs died with him
2019-07-28 23:00
#376
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Poland LuMixi
Never forget about the legend R.I.P F
2019-07-28 23:08
#377
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Austria sometime2
Hope he currently living in better world and finally beat NaVi
2019-07-28 23:11
Gone,but never forgoten! R.I.P legend <3
2019-07-28 23:18
#379
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Brazil diixon
Rest in Peace Legend!
2019-07-28 23:22
F
2019-07-28 23:22
9 years already? God, time flies. I still remember how conserned the whole community was that day. Great player, rest in peace.
2019-07-28 23:34
#383
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Germany M1n1M3
RIP Bro
2019-07-28 23:48
rest in peace cyx. ps; very good frag movie
2019-07-29 00:01
#386
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Ireland IX!
Wasn't around the scene at the time to watch him but all the vids I've seen of his highlights are so sick. RIP
2019-07-29 00:08
Rest in peace legend <3
2019-07-29 00:18
F
2019-07-29 00:19
The Special One, Rest in peace
2019-07-29 00:22
nowdays CSGO hes trolling oh my god HAHAHAHAH when cs 1.6 was alive... the upcoming cs 1.6 players are all the gods in csgo now... everyone who started csgo 2 years ago knows shit about cs... not even the map a or B
2019-07-29 00:22
Cant believe its been so long already...Crazy, i was just 15 when you passed away. Will always remember you Cyx. Rest in peace legend.
2019-07-29 00:26
Rip </3
2019-07-29 00:52
F
2019-07-29 01:00
RIP, legend.
2019-07-29 01:18
Good player and a shame that he died, he could have been one of the best. His death never really meant anything to me though, other than another guy who died in an accident - RIP.
2019-07-29 01:23
rip. much too soon
2019-07-29 01:47
I didn't get into cs until 2014, I never really knew who cyx was, and every year, gob b is requested to do something in his memory and I just cant help but question if he even wants to deal with it annually.
2019-07-29 02:40
#409
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Turkey Slapdash
F
2019-07-29 03:03
rip legend
2019-07-29 03:34
#414
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Brazil hrp__
F
2019-07-29 03:46
RIP
2019-07-29 04:39
Killed on my birthday. F.
2019-07-29 05:43
Unfortunate timing, but that's how life works, maybe it was destiny. Missed his flight, then a tire just blew up and he died. He's a legend, but makes you think that life is here one time, you blink and someones gone already. RIP for the legend of 1.6 cyx.
2019-07-29 06:01
#422
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Brazil Collee
Sad. Gone too soon
2019-07-29 06:21
#425
ropz | 
Poland Anglk
F
2019-07-29 08:14
What a player he was, RIP :(
2019-07-29 10:29
#431
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France kyojiNs
Rip cyx, what a legend you are.
2019-07-29 10:31
cyx dA king
2019-07-29 10:32
RIP
2019-07-29 10:45
I've always lurked on HLTV but never had any reason really to create an account until finishing this fantastic article. I was 14 years old and had been playing cs for three years on and off and had just began to play pretty hard. Was really inspired to compete after watching the "Arbalet Cup Dallas" late summer night, playing cs 1.6 nipper map packs with friends when my buddy links me the article. crushed me to see my fave player at the time ripped away from life in a very unfair way. he was young, exciting to watch and had a bright future. gone to soon. rip cyx, as long as cs is around your legacy will be remembered and cherished.
2019-07-29 11:39
<3
2019-07-29 13:57
<3
2019-07-29 14:57
#462
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Slovakia ypsylonnn
<3
2019-07-29 19:53
#476
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World breezy0
<3 great words
2019-07-29 23:34
F
2019-07-29 11:51
#438
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Syria LONE_8122
F
2019-07-29 12:08
Es war mir eine Ehre dich spielen und Siegen sehen zu dürfen Rip Toni
2019-07-29 12:50
w h 0
2019-07-29 13:28
newfag...
2019-07-29 14:56
#444
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Cambodia RIPol_Pot
F
2019-07-29 14:02
absolute legend..
2019-07-29 14:56
RIP. And for all those newfags, just get lost.
2019-07-29 15:43
#450
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China CNCSLUL
RIP
2019-07-29 15:46
I was active CS:S player at this time and just started playing ESL. Didn't follow the 1.6-scene at all and still regret this, as it was the only CS-Version where Germany was somehow relevant. RIP cyx, legends never die!
2019-07-29 16:00
RIP! Legend
2019-07-29 16:09
#454
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Europe wld__
Rip my monstah CYX!
2019-07-29 16:39
#456
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Bulgaria Cloudyx
rip :/
2019-07-29 17:10
#457
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Germany ConAction
Rest in Peace Toni! :( <3
2019-07-29 17:10
rip :(
2019-07-29 17:35
#459
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Finland FlNLAND
rip but who?
2019-07-29 17:46
read the article?
2019-08-14 22:30
#554
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Finland FlNLAND
Are you from the future?
2019-08-15 11:30
F
2019-07-29 17:56
#463
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Slovakia ypsylonnn
F
2019-07-29 19:54
whocars
2019-07-29 19:56
I remember this Day. That was sad news for German esport even for Global esport scene.
2019-07-29 20:11
F
2019-07-29 20:48
F :(
2019-07-29 20:54
German Cs was born and died with cyx at the same time. Rip
2019-07-29 21:14
#471
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Brazil frajolla
F
2019-07-29 21:33
RIP legend
2019-07-29 22:04
Whooo
2019-07-30 00:03
i Still remember how he used to be mess a for MARKELOFF the best awper at the time. His A short pushes on d2 were so amazing. He use to be my fav player at the time. I was 2 years old into cs. I still remember how bad i felt when i heard the news. Was such a talented and amazing guy. I still remember i made a huge fb post on him on my profile. LEGENDS NEVER DIE RIP.
2019-07-30 01:32
F
2019-07-30 01:47
RIP Legend!!
2019-07-30 07:20
I will always be his fan. RIP
2019-07-30 11:34
F ♥
2019-07-30 20:35
thanks MIRAA for that great piece of an article I'm 33 years old and I still remember that day - my weekend was done. Wether I knew him personally or not, that moment I read about his accident made me shocked. He was such an inspiration RIP
2019-07-30 23:21
+1
2019-08-08 00:39
#490
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Argentina plix10
Thanks MIRAA for this post. I lost my closer friend and lose my favourite CS Player back in the days... I was totally mad regarding life and god and whatever it can be call... What a team mousesports... great lineup, chemistry and teamwork.
2019-07-31 06:07
R.I.P
2019-08-06 00:07
#520
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Argentina plix10
thx mate :)
2019-08-06 02:11
RIP AND THANK YOU CYX
2019-07-31 07:09
F :(((
2019-08-01 12:38
#494
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Russia fleg
Rest in peace Cyx. I'm glad I saw how you shining
2019-08-01 14:47
#496
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Brazil d1rk
RIP, ty Cyx, i renember that day. Btw, watching this cs 1.6 movie, damn i miss glock18 1.6 burst .
2019-08-01 20:20
F
2019-08-02 04:52
#498
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Sweden shirre
Man, time flies. I remember it like it was yesterday. Cyx was such a great player and I'm sure he would be at the top today if that tragic accident didn't happen. May he rest in peace.
2019-08-02 10:17
#499
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Germany sasukecs
F
2019-08-02 17:10
RIP Cyx
2019-08-02 18:05
#501
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Germany xkillua
RIP
2019-08-02 20:11
f
2019-08-02 23:07
#503
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Germany Snow11
F
2019-08-03 00:09
#504
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France W1W4T
it's been nine years since that day. Rip man. Life is bitch
2019-08-03 00:43
F
2019-08-03 15:38
F
2019-08-03 21:50
#508
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Ukraine ridon
F
2019-08-03 22:49
#509
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Estonia RopzTop1
Respect! Rest in peace to a legend <3
2019-08-04 08:07
F
2019-08-04 14:54
F
2019-08-05 01:40
F :(
2019-08-05 02:58
Cause of death of cyx anyone? Rip legend :)
2019-08-05 05:45
#516
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Germany De|oW
car accident, after missing his flight to an LAN
2019-08-05 13:45
R.I.P
2019-08-06 00:01
#521
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Canada Gumpypoo
Rip cyx gone too soon
2019-08-06 08:28
Rest in peace Cyx :(
2019-08-06 13:49
Rip
2019-08-06 18:35
Rest in Peace, mate! Oldschools remember you! cYx-dA-kiNg!
2019-08-08 00:39
#534
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United Kingdom Komy^
cyx dA-LeGeNd
2019-08-08 14:35
#535
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Brazil GarciaHD
F
2019-08-08 16:49
F
2019-08-09 19:29
F
2019-08-10 05:20
#541
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Czech Republic Nik_Tendo
F
2019-08-10 07:52
#543
tarik | 
Indonesia ro2a
F RIP
2019-08-11 13:02
Rest In Peace
2019-08-11 20:23
Already 9 years passed...RIP
2019-08-12 10:10
#548
Zeus | 
Ukraine Lomz
RIP
2019-08-12 19:34
While still young, my jaw dropped from the play of mice. But after 10 years, he only found out about the sad fate of the whole team as a whole. After all, such compositions were kept less on contracts, but on the strength of the general spirit. Gob B is very cool that he did not give up when his hands fell. Huge respect!
2019-08-12 22:15
RIP
2019-08-13 16:27
#553
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Malaysia Zhikuan97
RIP
2019-08-15 05:30
RIP but in 9yrs like 10 of my real friends died thats life unlucky the good die young
2019-08-15 19:30
Never seen him play or heard of him was he good
2019-08-16 01:39
He was insane. He was called the German Gunslinger for a very good reason: he was so confident in his own firepower, teams almost always took more than 2 players just to stop him, CT or T side, not to mention he was usually aggressive, too.
2019-08-18 07:29
RIP my friend. You are being remembered forever.
2019-08-17 00:24
F F F
2019-08-17 16:38
Rest in peace.
2019-08-17 20:11
rip :( u will be always in our hearts((((
2019-08-18 10:27
Rest in peace cyx.
2019-08-19 09:12
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